CAL POLY EARNS HIGHEST-EVER RANK
After a 3-0 weekend at the Fight in the Fort tournament, Cal Poly moved up two spots in this week’s AVCA Collegiate Beach Volleyball Coaches Poll to No. 6, earning its highest-ever rank in the national poll (the poll began in 2013). The Mustangs began the season ranked 14th before jumping six spots last week.
Long Beach State and Hawai‘i also appear in the polls once again as the Beach comes in at No. 7 and the Sandbows lead the Big West with a No. 3 spot just behind Pepperdine and USC.
No. 3 Hawai‘i will take on No. 4 UCLA in a top-5 showdown in Bruin territoty, Thursday. The Beach will host No. 1 Pepperdine, Wednesday. This is the first match versus a ranked opponent for No. 7 LBSU. UH has faced UCLA twice already this season and split its two contests. The Sandbows are 3-1 against ranked opposition in 2018.